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5 Fun Facts About January 2 In Iowa History

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There is limited historical data available specifically for January 2nd in Iowa history, but here are five interesting facts associated with the state of Iowa:

1) The state of Iowa was officially admitted as the 29th state of the United States on December 28, 1846.

2) Iowa was a focal point of the abolitionist movement in the mid-1800s, and the state's capital city of Des Moines played a significant role in housing escaped slaves on the Underground Railroad.

3) In the early 1900s, Iowa became a center for the automobile industry, with several car makers including the Black Hawk Motor Company, the C.M. Hall Lamp Company, and the Kingston automobile company.

4) Iowa is the only state in the continental United States that has two parallel rivers, the Missouri and the Mississippi, on its borders.

5) During the 1970s, the University of Iowa developed the Iowa Electronic Markets, which have since become a major predictor of political elections and other economic outcomes.
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